Principles and Values of Libertarianism:
As Libertarians, we believe the following Principles in drafting, conceptualizing, or implementing any type of public policy:
- We uphold the primacy of individual liberty, political freedom, and voluntary association.
- We uphold the free market.
- We uphold individual rights as law and advocate self-governance.
- We uphold all rights as naturally inalienable.
- We uphold constitutions as foundational legal documents establishing parameters of governance.
- We recognize any rights of the government as endowed by the People and therefore subject to the Will of the People.
- We uphold respect and honor towards each other as essential to the preservation of individual liberty and the moral principle of self-ownership.
- We believe individuals have supreme authority to control our own bodies, minds, actions, speech, and property. Government’s only role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud.
- We uphold that government shall not encroach or over-regulate business, nor select winners or losers because a free market based on individual choice best determines success or failure.
- We believe that limited government, the value of individual liberty, and the protection of personal property is the basis of all governmental policy and actions.
- We strive to abolish the notion of an authoritarian police state and a disempowering nanny state.
- We believe in a noninterventionist foreign policy and that war should only be declared and fought according to the Constitution and in defense of our nation.
- We uphold individuals as competent and responsible for allocating resources earned by their labor.